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The Books I Own

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  • Blood of Paradise, by David Corbett : This novel kept me spell-bound from cover to cover. Based in El Salvador, the novel provides an insight into why a number of the Central and South American democracies do not function very well and the USA's influence on them.

  • Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child, by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein : A must-read for people with children. Though the book is repetitive at times and the subject matter perhaps could be discussed in a much shorter book (atleast I think so :-)), the authors provide a clear recipe for use when bringing up children. The approach suggested for dealing with kids I think works and will be a good addition to your parenting skills to help raise what they call "resilient" kids -- kids who have sufficient confidence and trust in their abilities to deal with all that life presents them with.

  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell : Finally I got round to reading this insightful book. No matter what your background, you must read this book. The theories expanded upon in this book around The Law of the Few regarding Mavens, Connectors and Salesmen, The Stickiness Factor and The Power of Context are well thought out and will definitely make an impact on your life.

  • Critical Chain, by Eliyahu Goldratt : This is another book by the author of The Goal (see below). Again in a novel format with the same theories as in that book expanded and adjusted to fit the area of Project Management. This is definitely a good read for anyone managing software projects.

  • The Goal, by Eliyahu Goldratt : I call this a "business novel". The book is engrossing, easily readable and I read through the book in one sitting reading late into the night. Though couched in novel format, the book attempts to explain a theory for manufacturing processes. The ideas are probably applicable universally. Good read for anyone in software development too.

  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, by Dan Millman : Interesting novel. New edition. Makes you think. About Life and what we are here for. Based on life experiences of Daniel Millman when a student at Berkeley.


(More coming.....)


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